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Campaign celebrating all that is brilliant about Beccles launches

PUBLISHED: 07:00 04 April 2018

Looking towards Beccles Bell Tower along the River Waveney.
Picture: Nick Butcher

Looking towards Beccles Bell Tower along the River Waveney. Picture: Nick Butcher

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From the 16th century bell tower standing proudly at the heart of the town to the picturesque quay and riverside walk, Beccles is a town of breathtaking beauty.

The cherry blossom trees in full bloom at St Michael's Church, Beccles, in 2017. Picture: Nick Butcher.The cherry blossom trees in full bloom at St Michael's Church, Beccles, in 2017. Picture: Nick Butcher.

It is a place where community spirit and togetherness shines through above all else.

However, not enough people know about the best of Beccles.

All this is about to change as a new campaign showcasing all that is wonderful about the Suffolk town and the people living and working within it launches today.

Enjoy Beccles More is designed promote the town from just another name on the map to a destination for others to discover.

Dog walkers brave the cold conditions on a snow covered Beccles Common.
Picture: Nick Butcher.Dog walkers brave the cold conditions on a snow covered Beccles Common. Picture: Nick Butcher.

The site is being run in tandem with the Enjoy Beccles More Facebook group and as such operates as a community forum giving the people of the town direct influence over all content.

It is a place for people to share their memories and in turn inspire others to go out and make their own.

Mayor Richard Stubbings has welcomed the campaign as an opportunity for the town to shout about its best attractions, hidden gems and community stalwarts.

He said: “I think Beccles has a lot of unknown and untouched treasures.

“There is so much for people to do here that they aren’t aware of.

“Spreading the word about Beccles would create a wonderful circle of events – whereby there will be more things to do and more funding to help create things to do.”

The mayor believes much of the town’s charm lies in the fact it is somewhat hidden from the outside world.

He said: “It’s such a nice place – a great place to bring up kids.

“And it has been left sort of untouched by the mainstream.

“It is not tainted by the modern day; rather it holds onto its history.”

Mr Stubbings was keen to highlight the importance of the people living in the town.

He added: “I have said it time and time again – the people of Beccles make the town what it is.

“They are always so quick to volunteer and help out.

“Beccles would not be what it is without the people living in it and they should be celebrated.”

Visit www.enjoybecclesmore.com and join the Facebook group Enjoy Beccles More

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